buying guide - cooktop

AEG’s cooktop buying guide will help you choose the cooktop you need to elevate your everyday cooking. Size, style, fuel type, special features and your cooking habits are key things to consider, so let this buying guide help make the right choice simple for you.
Buying guide - cooktop

Size & Capacity

Consider your cooking habits, bench space (at least 12 to 28mm deep for AEG models) and mirroring the width dimensions of your cooktop and rangehood for the best symmetry and functionality.

1 - 2 people

1 - 2 people

60 cm

Featuring 3 or less cooking zones, these compact cooktops are ideal for smaller households or kitchens. They’re also designed to complement AEG ovens and rangehoods.

3 - 4 people

3 - 4 people

75 - 80 cm

Featuring 3-4 cooking zones, they’re suitable for most households and designed to complement AEG ovens and rangehoods.

5+ people

5+ people

90 cm

Featuring up to 5 flexible cooking zones, they’re ideal for a large household or home chef. They’re also designed to complement AEG ovens and rangehoods.

Types of Cooktops

Ceramic Cooktop
Induction Cooktop
Gas Cooktop
Ceramic Cooktop
Ceramic Cooktop
Induction Cooktop
Gas Cooktop

Ceramic Cooktop

Size: 60cm

With a zoned heating system concealed under a robust ceramic glass surface, electric cooktops offer a sleek easy clean surface compatible with all pan types.

Ideal for:

  • Rental properties
  • Couples
Ceramic cooktop

In the zone
Featuring numerous zones of varying proportions, ceramic cooktops include a triple zone and multipurpose zone.

Oko Timer: Zero waste
Conserve two precious resources - energy and your time - with AEG’s intelligent Öko Timer. Once the cooking time is pre-set the cooktop switches off, using energy saving residual heat to cook the dish through.

Expand your limits
Larger pots and pans pressure activate AEG’s extended element, to deliver a more expansive cooking area and added heat.

DirekTouch: The tap of a finger
For precision cooking, instantly control your cooktop levels with AEG’s responsive DirekTouch technology.

Stop+Go: Practical pausing
When life interrupts the best laid plans, activate Stop+Go. AEG’s unique function puts all active zones on standby to maintain warmth until you’re ready to go again. Simply touch the Stop+Go control and zones return to their original settings.

Induction Cooktop

Size: 60cm - 90cm

Heat pans quickly and reduce cooking times, with an incredibly responsive induction cooktop. Using an electromagnetic field, the cooking zone transfers energy directly into magnetic cookware, for the precise temperature and cooking technique every time. Some models offer flexible cooking zones and cool-to-touch safe surfaces.

Ideal for:

  • Small to large families
  • Apartments or homes
  • Home Chefs
Induction Cooktop

TotalFlex: Cook anywhere on the surface
AEGs TotalFlex cooktop responds automatically to any pot or pan movement, meaning you can cook anywhere on the cooktop without having to adjust the temperature.

PowerSlide: Get set for pre-set
For the most agile changes in temperature, use AEG’s PowerSlide, a program that pre-sets heats on part of your cooktop. 

FlexiBridge: Dinner parties simplified
A consistent heat cooking zone for all shapes and sizes, AEG’s FlexiBridge lets you combine up to four cooking segments, accommodating long dishes or large pans for those times when extra space means less kitchen stress. 

Hob2Hood: Cooking goes auto
Compatible with AEG rangehoods, the Hob2Hood feature activates and automates your rangehood extraction rate to mirror your cooktop’s activities, so you can focus on every sear, steam or simmer. If you’d prefer manual adjustments, the cooktop offers that, too.

Gas Cooktop

Size: 60cm - 90cm

The visible flame, a gauge of heat, makes gas cooktops popular with home chefs. Raised or level with the benchtop, they’re compatible with all pan types. AEG’s next generation high-speed burners also cook 20% quicker than standard gas burners and feature a safety flame failure switch.

Ideal for:

  • Traditional chefs
  • Homes
Gas Cooktop

Safety switches
The gas supply automatically switches off every time the flame extinguishes, whether manually at the end of the cooking process, or accidently as a flame failure device.

Easy ignite
AEG’s electric under knob ignition makes one-hand lighting of individual burners simple and swift, so you can get your cooking started sooner.

Rapid heat
From as low as 1MJ to an intense 22MJ, the dual-valve, triple-ring wok burner provides supreme cooking force.

Durable by design
The heavy-duty and resilient to wear and tear cast iron pan supports offer stable long-lasting cooking.

Total control
Even the most minute adjustments via the manual stainless steel control knobs are immediately registered, adapting the flame intensity as fit.


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